Politics of the United States

March 24, 2018 - 5:29 pm
Albany, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - The next two weeks are likely to be some of the busiest of the year as New York State lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo work to pass a new state budget before the April 1 deadline. Cuomo unveiled his $168 billion budget recommendation in January. Lawmakers...
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February 13, 2018 - 6:23 am
WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) — The Senate's two top leaders put on a show of comradery as their chamber launched its immigration debate, but also laid down markers underscoring how hard it will be to reach a deal that can move through Congress. "We really do get along, despite what you read in the press,"...
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Washington (AP/WBEN) - Senate leaders have brokered a long-sought budget agreement that would shower the Pentagon and domestic programs with an extra $300 billion over the next two years. Senators hope to approve the measure Thursday and send it to the House for a confirming vote before the...
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January 28, 2018 - 2:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Florida Sen. Marco Rubio announced that he fired his chief of staff after getting reports of “improper conduct” with subordinate staffers. The statement from Rubio’s office was released Saturday evening. His office did not respond to requests for details on Sunday. “I had...
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January 22, 2018 - 3:30 pm
WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) — Republicans tried to make Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer the face of the government shutdown. Now, he's becoming the face of the Democratic retreat. For two days, Schumer, perhaps the most powerful Democrat in Washington, succeeded in keeping his party unified in a bid...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The government shutdown is set to sow more disruption and political peril Monday after the Senate inched closer but ultimately fell short of an agreement that would have reopened federal agencies before the beginning of the workweek. SHUTDOWN ANALYSIS & COMMENTARY Coming up On...
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January 13, 2018 - 7:27 am
WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) — More than 150 years after the abolition of slavery and more than 50 years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act, President Donald Trump's incendiary comments about immigrants have ripped open a jarring debate in the United States and around the world: Is the American...
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Amherst, NY (WBEN) - It's hard to believe that 2016 could be topped, but 2017 was just as wild a year in the political arena. On WBEN Thursday morning, Republican political strategist Carl Calabrese broke down the year, and gave us some of his 'winners' and 'losers' for the year 2017. "I put in my...
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(WBEN/AP) In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama’s special Senate election, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump, who urgently endorsed GOP rebel Roy Moore despite a litany of sexual misconduct allegations. It was the...
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December 12, 2017 - 10:32 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WBEN/AP) — In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama's special Senate election on Tuesday, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump, who urgently endorsed GOP rebel Roy Moore despite a litany of sexual...
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